A LibriVox recording of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre is not your typical romance. It is a story of a woman who struggles with a world in which she doesn’t quite fit. Once finished with her schooling, and with no family that really cares of her she strikes out on her own as a governess. Jane Eyre searches for love, someone to care for her, and someone to care for, and finds it in unexpected places. (summary by Kri)
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Tonto2 - this is a group recording, so whoever wanted to read for it was able to record for it.
You can check the readers by clicking on the "catalog page" link in the description - where it says (emphasis mine), "For further information, including links to online text, READER INFORMATION, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording."
March 23, 2018 Subject:
Why is a man reading this?
I have reached Chapter 11 and the reader (as Jane, in the first person) is a man. Surely that can't be right?
A MAN reaching for his muff? Don't think so. The various female readers are all excellent, but Jane as a man shouldn't be allowed. I will continue listening and hope Jane reverts to being a woman for the remaining chapters.
Just finished chapters 19 and 20. Who is Mr. Rodchester?
February 15, 2017 Subject:
Could not turn off
Elisabeth Klett's reading of Jane Eyre kept me wanting for more. She brought the book to life with her using different voices for each character. Her accent added to the "real" feel of each character for the period in time. I've seen and picked as my favorite, the 1943 movie that is Orson Wells version of Jane Eyre, and I enjoyed the book so much more.
May 25, 2016 Subject:
Catches all the spirit of the story and the humble mind behind it
I listened to this recording in 2010, and it was my first English audio-book I listened to. Elisabeth Klett's voice left such a spectacular impression that I still have parts of the text that I had to re-listen memorised in the entirety of their sound, as if I would be hearing them in their original form every time I think of them.
["How(!) small ("smooowl!") my portion seemed!"
"St. John (Sinjhn.)" How do you even look that up?)]
This recording is a piece of art worthy of its original, and I am really glad it was the main piece introducing me to English literature.
October 29, 2012 Subject:
An Amazing Reading of Jane Eyre
I have always loved the book Jane Eyre. So I downloaded the audio version to listen to on my Android phone while walking and riding, not really expecting such a beautiful vocal rendering of this much loved novel. So imagine my amazement as I listened to Elizabeth Klett read Jane Eyre to discover such a beautiful reading of the book. It was as if Jane Eyre herself were in the room with me. Ms. Klett's ability to capture the moods of each particular situation was truly amazing. The book came alive as never before! I will be downloading more from this talented reader...
October 14, 2010 Subject:
Jane Eyre read by Elizabeth Klett
Ms. Klett has a wonderful reading style and brings Miss Eyre to life so vividly that it's hard to pause the recording for any length of time. She sounds, in fact, like Zelah Clark, who played Jane in the BBC production with Timothy Dalton as Mr. Rochester. I had to check online with Libravox to verify who actually read the novel aloud, because I thought it was Ms. Clark!
Thank you so much, Libravox, for making this possible. And Ms. Klett, you did an excellent job.